This article was originally published on Unilever.


“The health of our planet has reached a dangerous tipping point, with a massive loss of nature and biodiversity putting economies at risk and threatening the livelihoods of millions of people.

We cannot save the climate without saving biodiversity. The flipside of that is also true: if we fail to protect the natural world, we lose our biggest asset in the fight against climate change.

At Unilever, many of the raw materials we use in our brands come from farms and forests. And with naturals trends on the increase, this may grow over time.

That’s why the next two years are the critical window of opportunity for the world – and especially for businesses like ours – to speed up the development and adoption of solutions, and make the right collective choices about how we feed ourselves, protect nature and avoid global ecological chaos.

But while the issues we face are immediate and acute, there is hope.

The business community is getting behind the global biodiversity agenda. There’s momentum building ahead of the Convention on Biological Diversity taking place in Beijing next year, just as there was in the lead up to the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris in 2015…”

Read on at: Unilever.